Led Zeppelin To Reissue BBC Sessions Including Previously Unreleased Material
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:58:33
Led Zeppelin have announced that they will be re-releasing their enormously popular BBC Sessions box set, including additional material on September 16th. A newly revised, retitled released, The Complete BBC Sessions will feature eight never-before-released recordings, including a segment from a "lost" 1969 session.
The 33-song album features music from March 1969, which had been unheard since it was first broadcast the following month. The set includes the first-ever release of the only recording and performance of "Sunshine Woman", along with previously unreleased versions of " "I Can't Quit You Baby," "You Shook Me," "What Is And What Should Never Be," and "Communication Breakdown." The re-mastering duties of the updated collection was overseen by Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and engineer John Davis.
The collection of reworked and previously unreleased material will be available in a number of formats; a 2-CD/4-LP standard edition, a 3-CD or 5-LP deluxe set on 180-gram vinyl, as a digital download, or for the most hardcore of completist fans - a Super Deluxe package that contains all formats.
Page said of the BBC sessions: "We'd been on the road a lot by the time those sessions were recorded. The albums were always the starting point of the music, and then we'd take it out and expand it on the road. Then we'd come straight off the road into those BBC studios."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff